Category: Electrical

21 Aug

Different Types of Electrical Outlets

Whether you are trying to renovate your existing power system or exploring a new home, knowing electrical outlet types used most frequently can help a lot. There are even new outlets that are compatible with your phone! The BrickKicker covers common electrical outlets and comparisons like GFI vs. GFCI and AFCI vs. GFCI below.    […]

Electric Clearance

One of the most common issues found during a home inspection is poor clearance to the electric panel or service. The electric panel could be placed in just about any location of a home. We have found them in closets, kitchens, basements, garages and hallways. While the specific location might have some jurisdictional requirements there […]

Meter Grounding

Did you know that your overhead electric service needs to have a driven rod ground even if you have your water pipes bonded? Grounding is also called “earthing” and is the term used to dispose unwanted electric to the ground. This could come from a lightening strike or static electricity. It is similar to when […]

20 Oct

Photovoltaic Panels

As a professional home inspector we have the opportunity to help our clients purchase their homes intelligently. it has been increasingly more popular to have photovoltaic (PV) solar panels mounted on our homes.

The Importance of a Thorough Inspection Following a Natural Disaster

Natural disasters are a common occurrence. Be it a tornado, hurricane, mudslide, earthquake, tsunami, wildfire, or some other type, these destructive events can wreak havoc on everything that comes in their path. Often, however,  natural disasters leave behind unseen damage that can be a health hazard to people nearby.  Homes are often seriously compromised in […]